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1971.605 (RS117632)

Description

Rectangular bevelled glass mirror with frame, above are a carved and pierced bow knot, a band of foliage and a neo-classical medallion with a female figure; below are two carved and pierced draper swags; gilded and painted green, brown and blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1768-1799
Inscriptions
Label on back inscribed ""Repaired and Regilded/By G.P. Fernald/Portsmouth, N.H./Dec. 1912.""
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
carving (processes)
gilding
glass (material)
mirrors
painting (coating)
piercing
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Bowknot
Carved
carving (processes)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
knots (motifs)
looking glasses
MIRROR
mirrors
Neoclassical
Painted
painting (coating)
Pierced
piercing
Swag
swags
Woman
women (female humans)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
33 x 13.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.605
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5238

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